Dallas, TX, March 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Dallas Business Journal announced today that Istation President and COO Ossa Fisher is being honored with the Women in Technology Award for her impressive professional achievements and her remarkable will to make a difference in the lives of others. She will be recognized for the honor at an event scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
“We are delighted to learn that Ossa has been named one of Dallas’ leading ‘Women in Technology’ for 2019,” said Istation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard H. Collins, one of the company’s founders. “Ossa is passionate about the fluid intersection of education and technology, and as president of Istation, she spearheads our strategy and ensures we are at the forefront of innovations in our industry.”
Fisher was named Istation’s president in January and has extensive expertise in technology, marketing and media. EdTech Digest named her one of 2019’s “Top 100 Influencers in EdTech,” and under her presidency, Istation was named among 2019’s “EdTech 1000: Companies Transforming Education.”
Fisher began her career with Istation four years ago as Chief Marketing Officer, where she developed new business marketing strategies, formed statewide partnerships, sought out acquisition opportunities, and worked closely on product development. Her education and experience in the education arena allowed Fisher to progress quickly to Chief Operating Officer, where she led ground-breaking research initiatives in education and technology. Her “Red Cape Nation” brand initiative—promoting the belief that every child deserves to be a hero—increased brand awareness of Istation by 400 percent. More than 90,000 students are “Red Cape” heroes today!
Before joining Istation, Fisher was the senior vice president of strategy and analytics at Match, Inc., and was a partner at Bain & Company. She also served on the board of directors for Rackspace Hosting, Inc., a leading provider of managed cloud services.
In addition to her work, Fisher is active in her community. She joined the board of directors for Uplift Education, one of the largest not-for-profit charter school networks in Texas, in 2013. In this role, she helped develop the growth strategy for the organization, which still uses it currently. She served on the board of directors of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, which helped raise over $100 million to design, build and operate the award-winning Klyde Warren Park green space in downtown Dallas. Fisher has also sat on the SMU Simmons Executive Board since 2018 and is president of the Yale Club of Dallas.
Fisher holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Yale University, as well as master’s degrees in both business administration and arts in education from Stanford University. She is a published writer, having been a regular contributor to Huffington Post, and is a contributor to the Forbes Communications Council. She is married and has two children.
Founded in 1998 and based in Dallas, Texas, Istation (Imagination Station) has become one of the nation’s leading providers of richly animated, game-like, educational technology. Istation was named one of 2019’s “EdTech 1000: Companies Transforming Education” by EdTech Digest and has received numerous national educational technology awards. The Istation program puts more instructional time in the classroom through small-group and collaborative instruction. Istation’s innovative reading, math and Spanish programs immerse students in an engaging and interactive environment and inspire them to learn. Additionally, administrators and educators can use Istation to easily track the progress of their students, schools and classrooms. Istation now serves more than 4 million students throughout the United States and in several other countries. The company celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2018.